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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: RBC Event ID
Collected For: BM-02, BM-05,
Definition:The number assigned to designate whether the RBC transfusion was the first, second or third RBC transfusion 'event' that occurred during hospitalization for measurement.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What RBC event was selected for abstraction?
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

1    First RBC Event

2    Second RBC Event

3    Third RBC Event

Notes for Abstraction:
  • The abstractor assigns the event identification (ID) number for each RBC event being evaluated. Each allowable value is only used one time and is determined by the order in which it was administered.
  • Select the RBC Event ID associated with the Transfusion Order for each RBC transfusion event.
  • Abstract up to three RBC transfusion events per patient.
Include RBC transfusions administered in the emergency room or observation.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Emergency department record
  • Progress notes
  • Operative notes
  • Operative report
  • Medication administration record (MAR)
  • Blood administration form
  • Blood bank records
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

RBC Event ID
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)